Daily Archive: June 19, 2009


retro geekdom

This is what I used to do all my writing on.  And I do miss it.  Part of me just misses the fact that back in the day I didn’t have the internet to...


Creativity, Thy Name Is Not Landon

From Ives Galarcep on the US Men’s National Team’s embarassing performance this week: The lack of production from Dempsey, total loss of form of Beasley and absence of injured striker Brian Ching have left...


Some Home Truths About the Latest Iranian Revolution

I applaud Obama’s measured tone on Iran, but the public justification for this approach seems a bit thin. The most common explanation – he doesn’t want to inflame anti-American sentiment – is certainly plausible,...


another thought on empire

Tom at the Federalist Paupers has posted a bit of the Conor/Riehl debate Scott hosted in transcript form.  One exchange that leaps out: Freidersdorf:  I would say that there are some other big problems...


a quote about me…now and in the future

“If a man would register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning, etc., beginning from his youth and so go on to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear...


a morningish quote

“The two cases handed down yesterday are just two new additions to the trend observed by Jeffrey Toobin, “in every major case since he became the nation’s seventeenth Chief Justice, Roberts has sided with...


a poem

This, from the Dish, a poem by Hafiz which I think is quite lovely:


The America of Nora Roberts.

Lauren Collins’ New Yorker article on Nora Roberts (June 22nd issue, not online yet) was, at first, the most culturally alienating thing I’ve read in a while. But maybe it’s not so bad. Key...


The Iranian Reformers Have Won: Now Comes the Danger

The big headline today coming out of Iran of course is Ayatollah Khamenei’s ultra hardline stance, in effect laying the groundwork for a coming purge and blaming the potential bloodletting to come on the...